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    but it's home made that i made myself, it wasn't supposed to turn on me like that
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    One time I didn't feel like bothering to mix in the saline/baking soda solution and just used plain water. THAT was painful, too. Never again. Hard water indeed.

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    Detergent is not the same as soap. And I'm talking a very weak solution. In the study they used a 1% solution of baby shampoo. I used much less than that of dishwashing liquid. It did not hurt and it was not squirted up with force.

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    I tried it yesterday using a neti pot with saline and a drop of J&J shampoo, it did not hurt. I'm not sure it made a difference but I'll try it again today, I have chronic sinus issues so I may have to use it more than once to see any change.

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    I'm just curious why baby shampoo and not just saline solution, as that is the only nasal irrigant I have ever heard of being used before.
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    The purpose of the baby shampoo, like xylitol is to disrupt the biofilm making it inhospitable to bacteria. Saline simply flushes out the the sinus passages.

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    Ooo, okay. Sorry, that was probably already said, just couldn't make sense of it. I feel like salt (saline solution) would do that...? Isn't salt used as an anti-bacterial and wound cleanser?
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    basically, and i'm just simplifying it so don't nobody get all scientifical on me, the detergent cuts through the film like dawn cuts through grease on a plate
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    Yup just like bloodorchid said, the saline doesn't do that because it's basically the same as what is already in our sinus. That's why the saline feels soothing.

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    Baby Shampoo/Sinus Irrigation

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    I've had sinus issues on and off for a few years now and was a regular user of saline irrigation. Twice, I tried the baby shampoo and both times I caught a nasty cold. From what I read, the shampoo prevents a biofilm from forming but is not much help in removing an existing biofilm. However, I do think the shampoo significantly increases the removal of the protective barrier in the nasal passages; the barrier which is the first line defense against germs. As well, saline irrigation also can remove this barrier over time. I've stopped the saline irrigation since it really never helped me anyway. I'm just going to allow my nasal passages take care of themselves. They seem to have been able to do this for thousands of years before irrigation became popular.

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